Shape Family Babies, The

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Shape Family Babies, The
Mr. and Mrs. Shape are expecting a baby, but they are surprised when three arrive! The first is just like Mother Rhombus, the other just like Father Rectangle, the third baby is a different shape. What should her name be? Go on a geometry naming adventure as all the shape family relatives weigh in. Will Cousin Triangle, Aunt Hexagon or Grandma Rhombus have the right angle?

This fictional story includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 30-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. The Shape Family Babies is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.

Written by Kristin Haas, Illustrated by Shennen Bersani
32 pg, 10 x 8.5, Ages 4-8, Grades PK-3, Lexile: 580, F&P: N
Hardcover 9781628552119 $17.95  
Paperback 9781628552201 $10.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628552294 $11.95  
EBook 9781628552560 Purchase Here
Spanish EBook 9781628552652 Purchase Here
Keywords:   math, geometry, shapes, polygons
Vetters:   Thanks to Rachel Hilchey, 5th grade math teacher and Hallsville ISD (TX) 2014 Elementary Teacher of the Year for reviewing the math-related information in this book.


This book is wonderful for reading aloud to younger children, and can also be used as a literary connection to introducing geometry to older children. - Library Media Connection

All in all, a great book that I will enjoy reading to my children. - Science Books & Films

Geometrically varying relatives suggest names ("Parallelogram," "Quadrangle," etc.), but the giddy reader knows from the get-go that "Square" is the answer. - Horn Book Guide

Author/Illustrator Info:

Kristin Haas is a third grade teacher with a Masters in Elementary Education. As a teacher, she sees how books inspire learning and engage the minds of young readers. Kristin hopes this book will encourage young math fans at home and in classrooms to learn about the myriad kinds of geometric shapes. This is her debut picture book. Kristin lives in Newburgh, New York with her family.Visit Kristin's website

Shennen Bersani is an award-winning illustrator with 2 million copies of her books cherished and read by children, parents, and teachers throughout the world. Her art delivers heartfelt emotion, the wonders of nature and science, and creates a unique joy for learning. Some of Shennen's other illustrated works include River Otter's Adventures; Night Creepers; Cheetah Dreams; Animal Partners; Astro: The Steller Sea Lion; Home in the Cave; The Glaciers are Melting!; Once Upon an Elephant (CBC Children's Choice Book Award); Salamander Season; Sea Slime: It’s Eeuwy, Gooey and Under the Sea; The Shape Family Babies; and Shark Baby for Arbordale. She is also the author and illustrator of Achoo! Why Pollen Counts. Shennen lives with her family near Boston. Visit her website at


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